Safety experts encourage “penguin walking” for safety in bad weather to avoid slipping in snow and ice!
Use special care when entering and exiting vehicles, climbing or descending stairs, entering or leaving buildings.
Remove snow/water from shoes when entering buildings.
Use handrails for support.
Try to keep your center of gravity over your support leg.
Use car for support.
Keep your hands out of your pockets.
Walk on designated walkways as much as possible.
Don’t take shortcuts over snow piles or areas where snow and ice removal is not feasible.
Look ahead when you walk. A sidewalk completely covered with ice may require travel along its grassy edge for traction.
Don’t text or read while walking.
If you shift your center-of-gravity over your front facing foot instead of splitting it evenly between your feet, you can more easily walk across icy surfaces without falling quite so much. Penguins have figured this out, as have many who live in areas covered by ice for weeks each year.